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The BioCommerce Week Index: May 26, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(
May 24, 2005)
Last Price
(
May 17, 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
23.89
22.48
6.27
Applied Biosystems
ABI
21.29
22.45
-5.17
BD
BDX
58.27
58.96
-1.17
Beckman
BEC
68.08
68.1
-0.03
Bio-Rad
BIO
52.55
51.92
1.21
Bruker
BRKR
3.96
3.99
-0.75
GE
GE
37.07
36.8
0.73
Harvard Bio
HBIO
3.02
2.9
4.14
Invitrogen
IVGN
80.83
78.34
3.18
Molecular Devices
MDCC
19.04
18.29
4.10
PerkinElmer
PKI
19.2
18.57
3.39
Sigma
SIAL
60.66
59.37
2.17
Stratagene
STGN
8.59
8.64
-0.58
Thermo
TMO
26.66
26.8
-0.52
Waters
WAT
39.21
38.81
1.03
Index Average
34.82
34.43
1.14

Agilent Tops BCW Stocks for the Week

Agilent lead gainers in the BioCommerce Week Index for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. The firm did not issue any life sciences-related news, but its shares gained 6.27 percent to close at $23.89 on Tuesday.

Applied Biosystems posted the steepest decline for the tracking period, falling 5.17 percent to close at $21.29. Its shares dropped 5.84 percent Tuesday after investment bank UBS downgraded the firm's shares (see related brief).

The BCW Index closed up 1.14 percent for the week, beating out the Nasdaq Biotech Index, which closed up a miniscule .6 percent for the same period. The broader Nasdaq closed up 2.9 percent at 2,061.62, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1.7 percent at 10,503.68.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.